Funding for Study and Research Abroad There are many opportunities to fund study or research abroad open to Columbia Undergrads. Among them, some are specifically intended to support study or research in France or the francophone world. The Presidential Global Fellowship funds rising sophomores to study on a Columbia global program during the summer. The Beesen Global Experience Research Fellowship provides support for non-native French speakers to study or do research in Paris during the summer. The Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship is available for rising seniors to conduct policy-oriented research during the summer for a senior thesis that is global in nature. The Center for French and Francophone Studies Undergraduate Research Fellowship supports students majoring in the humanities or the social sciences pursuing research in France or a francophone country or region during the summer between their junior and senior years. They should plan to do research in preparation for writing a senior thesis.